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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Chicago
QBS #999-800-03
Request for Professional Services Qualifications (QBS): Critical Examination of Building Facades
First published Tuesday, August 6, 2002
Qualifications and supporting materials will be accepted at the address below until 4:00 PM, Wednesday August 21, 2002:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
207 Henry Administration Building
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3684

Project Description
The project consists of performing a "Critical Examination" of the entire facades of all or selected buildings at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus and preparing a comprehensive report describing the condition of exterior walls and enclosures of each building.

The primary objective of this activity will be to assess the existing conditions at each building so that imminently dangerous and hazardous conditions can be stabilized. It will be the responsibility of the selected structural engineer/architect to inform the University of any potential hazard, provide appropriate remedy, and work with the University to complete the repairs. The secondary objective of this inspection/investigation will be to establish the scope of required repairs as well as the development of an estimate of probable cost for rehabilitation.

The critical examination program shall include 100% hands-on inspection of all exterior facades and forensic investigations of underlying support and back-up conditions. In addition, the selected firm shall be responsible for the hiring of all access to and/or scaffolding/lift devices as required for the critical examination of each building. The selected firm will be required to submit 6 signed and sealed copies of the report to the University that will include all necessary information as would be required for conformance to City of Chicago Ordinance.

A/E Submittals
Firms should submit 4 copies of the following: a letter of interest, a copy of its CDB prequalification letter, and a 255 form (use CDB SF 255 revised dated 6/25/02) by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2002 addressed to:

University of Illinois
1140 South Paulina
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7222
ATTN: Ronald G. Giles, Director A/E Services

Structural engineer/architect selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

A/E Minimum Qualifications
Only those firms which meet the following qualifications will be considered for selection:

  • Licensed to practice as a structural engineer/architect in the State of Illinois
  • Prequalified with the State of Illinois Capital Development Board
  • Registered and authorized to do business in the State of Illinois
  • Utilization of AutoCAD compatible system
(Submitted by Katharine Kral, State Purchasing Officer.)

Selection will be consistent with the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act (30 ILCS 535/1).

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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